byChittenden, L. E. (Lucius Eugene), 1824-1900; Wilmer, Richard Hooker, 1918-, former owner
The "unknown heroine" is Mrs. Van Metre of Clarke co., Va., who befriended Lieutenant Henry E. Bedell, 1st Vermont heavy artillery, wounded at the battle of o Opequan, Sept. 13, 1864, and deserted by his comrades. On Bedell's return North, Mrs. Van Metre accompanied him, and through the assistance of Secretary Stanton and others found her husband, a Conferederate soldier confined in a northern prison under an assumed name, and secured his release Topics: Bedell, Henry E, Van Metre, Elizabeth Keyser, d. 1925, United States. Army. Vermont Artillery...